Your saddle is a critical piece of equipment, for both you and your horse. A saddle that fits either or both of you poorly can be uncomfortable, hinder performance, even contribute to injury. A saddle that fits well can make you a more correct, effective rider, will help your horse progress leaps and bounds faster in his training, and keep him happy in his body and eager to work.
The fit of your saddle can influence not just how your horse moves in the short term, but also his long-term development and soundness. Properly fitted saddles allow a horse to build good muscling in his entire body. A well-adjusted saddle helps your horse to move correctly, and as a result, helps prevent wear and tear related to stilted gaits or unnatural body carriage. The right saddle should also help you be a more effective rider, by placing your body in balance with your horse and by fitting your particular hip angle, leg length, and back type. Quality saddle fitters do more than just match the shape of back to the shape of a saddle. You want a fitter who knows things like the influence of rider skill level on saddle fit, how your horse's body will change as his training progresses, how a saddle should be adjusted to best accommodate you and your trainer as riders, and how your horse's conformation and way of going may influence saddle selection, function and fit. The Whole Horse Saddle Fit approach considers all these factors and more.
Whether you are a competitive or casual rider, you want your horse to have a comfortable, well-fitting saddle. Whole Horse Saddle Fit can fit, flock, and maintain your saddle for optimal performance.
Whole Horse Saddle Fit is based in Canton, Georgia and serves Georgia and southern South Carolina.
I carry a range of used consignment saddles for dressage, jumping, and pleasure riding. If you have any new or used saddle on trial, I am happy to assess the fit, and to flock if needed after purchase.